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What a Gun Is

A primer for our politically charged time: What guns are, how they work, and how to use them safely.<p>Guns are a part of American life, and have been since the very beginning, from the matchlock muskets arming the earliest colonies to the Colt revolvers and Winchester rifles of the Old West to the …

Planet Jupiter: Facts About Its Size, Moons and Red Spot

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Fittingly, it was named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology. In a similar manner, the …


Planet Saturn: Facts About Saturn's Rings, Moons & Size

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet in the solar system. Saturn was the Roman name for Cronus, the lord of the …


Julius Caesar. De machtsgreep van een populist

Rome, het jaar 49 voor het begin van onze jaartelling. Een stad in ontreddering. Vluchtelingen uit omliggende steden overspoelden de straten. Er …

Science Busts The Biggest Myth Ever About Why Bridges Collapse

The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on the morning of November 7, 1940, is the most iconic example of a spectacular bridge failure in modern times. As the third largest suspension bridge in the world, behind only the George Washington and Golden Gate bridges, it connected Tacoma to the entire …


Techniek: zo werken tweetaktmotoren!

Voordat deze techniek helemaal niet meer wordt gebruikt omwille van milieu-eisen, lichten we het verhaal nog een keertje toe. (meer…)

NASA Considers Magnetic Shield to Help Mars Grow Its Atmosphere

NASA Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, says launching a magnetic shield could help warm Mars and possibly allow it to become habitable.<p>The Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop is happening right now at NASA headquarters in Washington DC. The workshop is meant to discuss ambitious …

Forecasting the Future is Becoming Big Business for Sci-Fi

The future is not that far off, and many professional forecasters in Washington make a living out of predicting the kind of world we might inhabit …

‘Geld verbindt mensen niet’

Want de economie is politiek, vindt Scott: ‘Er wordt vaak over economie gesproken alsof het losstaat van de politiek. Maar markten zijn de facto …


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Vertiginous Cliff House designed to hang off a precipice like "barnacles clinging to a ship's hull"

<b>News:</b> a company that specialises in prefabricated housing has unveiled a concept for a modular residence that would hang off the side of a …

SURE Architecture’s winning “Endless City” skyscraper proposal for the streets of London

<i>SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. Proposed for the</i> …

Delicate staircase leads to Isle of Water attic extension by Five AM

A thin metal staircase provides access to the renovated attic space of this house in Belgium by Kortrijk design studio Five AM (+ slideshow).<p>Five AM …

Incredible. RT @malviche: @lonelyplanet in siem reap, Cambodia :) http://t.co/IxQ6tFlPqj

Smile, it’s Friday! Love this happy #turtle capture snapped by @OOHaymanIsland. http://t.co/UD8ea08j76

Whitehaven Beach in @Queensland..it’s hard to describe how beautiful it really is! Photo by @ElisaParkRanger (via IG) http://t.co/8EnWzuxiWQ

Watching the morning fog roll in with the sunrise in Stanthorpe, Queensland. Great shot by @laurenepbath! (via IG) http://t.co/Y9ZFqbgNcg

Are you here for the winery tour? @gregorsnell spotted this kangaroo in the Adelaide Hills #restaurantaustralia http://t.co/RrznPLg5KG

Exploring the sea carved cliffs of #MaroubraBeach in #Sydney with @brycedono! (via IG) http://t.co/UjlQ2PZTV9

Love this shot of the Spa Pool in #Karijini National Park, #WesternAustralia captured by @paulmp! (via IG) http://t.co/YRygTnXN13

Flying over the scenic coast of the Great Ocean Road in #Victoria with @elisaparkranger! (via IG) http://t.co/UlLUnQZLog

Great shot of the #Melbourne skyline lighting up the Yarra River in Victoria by @alexkorica! (via IG) http://t.co/HKlTgukDVh

The Kimberley region of @WestAustralia receives 90% of its rainfall during the wet season. (Photo: Matt Northfield) http://t.co/YeOwAZb233

Gorgeous summer day on the #beach at #LochArdGorge in Port Campbell National Park, VIC with @lebackpacker! (via IG) http://t.co/rG7RKn9U1Q

It's easy to see why Whitehaven Beach is classed as one of the top 5 beaches in the world...@lauraahunt88 (via IG) http://t.co/zGHvIBcK6i

Bekijk: De lange schaduw van de Trojaanse oorlog

De Trojaanse oorlog is een van de belangrijkste gebeurtenissen in de Griekse mythologie. Het beroemdste verslag ervan – hoewel pas eeuwen later …

Experiencing the #caves and wildlife along the coast of Tasmania. Great shot by @thisismylife_tasmania! (via IG) http://t.co/5OxJ9v69NC

7 kilometres of clear water, white sand and rainforest - this is Whitehaven Beach! Aerial view by @ElisaParkRanger http://t.co/wN6pQL7sD8